Microsoft says it quietly killed off Xbox One manufacturing a while back

Microsoft has said that it stopped producing Xbox One consoles at the end of 2020 in order to focus on its next-generation consoles, as previously reported. “We ceased manufacture for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020 to focus on the Xbox Series X / S,” according to a statement.

A few months before the debut of the Xbox Series X in 2020, the firm stated that it had stopped manufacturing all Xbox One X and digital Xbox One S devices. Only a few months later, though, the publisher discontinued producing the Xbox One S on disc.

It’s possible that Microsoft’s decision to focus solely on console production has helped alleviate supply concerns caused by worldwide electronic parts shortages.

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The announcement of the discontinuation comes just days after Sony announced that it will create more PlayStation 4 systems than originally planned. The PlayStation 4 was supposed to be phased out by the end of 2021, according to Sony. However, continued PS5 shortages appear to have prompted the tech giant to keep producing its last-generation platform for a bit longer.

“The older system employs fewer modern chips, is simpler to produce, and gives a budget-friendly alternative to the PS5”, according to the announcement. A total of one million PS4 consoles are estimated to be created as a result of the problem. This tactic, according to a Sony official who requested anonymity, is intended to “fill the supply vacuum and retain gamers within the PlayStation ecosystem.”